Some people need extra care or support - practical or emotional - to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted. The government is working to provide a social care system that provides care for those who need it, and which enables people to retain their independence and dignity.
The government is making changes to give people more information, choice and control over health and social care services.
The government is making changes to the health and social care system to put respect for patients and service users first.
The government wants health and social care services to work together more efficiently so that people get the right combination of care.
We want carers to get the information, advice and support they need to stay healthy while they are caring for somebody else.
The government wants to improve health and care services, create more dementia-friendly communities and make dementia research a priority.
People with conditions like diabetes, asthma and heart disease should have an early diagnosis and high-quality treatment, care and support.